Valerie Fairman's Parents Blame '16 & Pregnant' For Daughter's Death

Dec. 30 2016, Updated 3:42 p.m. ET

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Valerie passed away on December 21st after an apparent drug overdose. She was just 23 years old.

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Now, her parents, Janice and Gary Fairman, are blaming her downfall on her reality show fame.

Valerie became a star at just 15, when she got pregnant with her daughter Nevaeh and joined the show. "She was a gorgeous girl and it all went to her head," Janice told the Daily Mail. "She thought she could pretty much do whatever she liked after the show. She was determined to get everything she wanted."

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"I wish she had never been on TV," she continued. "It played a big part in her death."

"I think it messed her up big time. When we tried to put our foot down, that's when she left home. I don't think there is anything more we could have done to help her."

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